The Laughing Man By Henry King
The Laughing Man By Henry King
The Laughing Man By Henry King
The Laughing Man By Henry King
The Laughing Man By Henry King
The Laughing Man By Henry King
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The Laughing Man By Henry King

c1890s-1927. Group of five portraits, four inspired by Henry King’s iconic photograph:.

(1) Henry King (Aust., 1855-1923). Australian Aborigine, c1890s. Albumen paper photograph, cabinet card format, titled (faint) in negative lower left, photographer’s blind stamp on image lower right, caption in letterpress on backing below image, 14.7 x 9.9cm. Slight foxing, crazing, laid down on original backing.

Stamp reads “Henry King Photo, Syd.” Caption reads “May the new year come laden with every blessing.”

(2) After Henry King (Aust., 1855-1923). [Laughing Man], c1890s. Oil on board, 42 x 27.2cm, Scuffing, slight paint loss to edges. Framed.

This image also inspired a painting entitled titled King Billy, c1890s, by Girolamo Pieri Ballatti Nerli (Italian, 1860-1926), as referenced on the back of the frame.

(3) After Henry King (Aust., 1855-1923). [Laughing Man], c1890s, Beaten copper mounted on timber, 12.1 x 8.5cm. Original frame.

(4) After Henry King (Aust., 1855-1923). Jackey, King Of “Thylungra” [With Breast Plate], c1900. Oil on canvas, 34.5 x 25cm. Repaired portions to face, slight crazing. Framed.

Thylungra is a station established by the Durack family in south-western Queensland in 1868. The traditional owners of the area are the Punthamara peoples, also known as the Buntamurra. The name Thylungra is taken from the Aboriginal word meaning “permanent water.” Ref: Wiki.

(5) Will Mahony (Aust., 1905-1989). Xmas [Laughing Man With Kookaburra], 1927, Woodcut, artist, title and reversed date in block above and below image, 8.9 x 7.6cm, Slight soiling.

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Item #CL187-70

Price (AUD): $6,900.00  Other currencies